I never plan my novels because if I know what is going to happen, it bores me rigid. I let the story tell itself.
For me, a good friend is someone you might only see once or twice a year but each time it feels as though you've just seen them last week.
To be haunted is to glimpse a truth that might best be hidden.
I've always loved comic books. As a kid, I used to read cowboy stories and historical comics about other worlds, unknown places that would take me out of myself and which helped to develop my imagination.
I've actually seen a ghost, so I know they're really around.
I'm very cagey about making friends, and I rarely do.
I'm terrible in the mornings, but I'm always at my desk by 10 A.M.
I'm not into high literature, but I think all my books are literate.
I worry about the many things that could happen to the people I love.
I have a dread of sounding pretentious and try not to talk too much about what I do.
I hate violence, and I didn't plan to write horror; it just poured out of me.
I grew up in the East End of London, the youngest of three boys in a Catholic household. Both my parents were market traders and worked seven days a week.
Never underestimate the hypocrisy of politicians.
Drip, drip, the rain comes falling, Rain in the woods, rain on the sea; Even the little waves, beaten, come crawling As if to find shelter here with me.
I've always suffered from being labelled a horror writer - just because I didn't go to university, just because I still talk in my natural voice, just because I'm not as articulate as Martin Amis.
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